The Adventures of 'Stoner Sloth'

The State of New South Wales in Australia is under fire for its series of "Stoner Sloth" anti-drug ads, depicting a sloth as a human who's unable to complete basic tasks like passing a salt shaker at a dinner table with its huge claws. 

"Stoner Sloth" at the dinner table.

Created by Saatchi & Saatchi for the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet and NSW Health, even NSW Premier Mike Baird joked about the ads in several tweets: "Not sure where NSW Gov's ad guys found Chewbacca siblings, but those videos are…Quite something" and "I've been assured no sloths were harmed during the making of those #StonerSloth ads."

The three spots take place at the dinner table, in a classroom and at a party. In each situation, "Stoner Sloth" moans and groans awkwardly as everyone else rolls their eyes. They end with the tagline, "You're Worse on Weed."

Parody videos are lighting up YouTube…

Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

Publisher of, former editor of High Times and Freedom Leaf and co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness.